The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

weed prevention for two years: newspaper will prevent any grass/weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after ~ 18 months. By that time, any grass/weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead.

Gardening Tip    -  Put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole with your plant.  It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener.

Quirky Tip of the Day {Gardening

As you plant, sprinkle Epsom salts and sugar into each hole, plants will grow larger, leafier, and greener: 4 epsom salts to 1 sugar ratio.

Poke holes in lid of milk gallon jug for a new watering can.

diy recycled milk jug watering can Natural and Thrifty in Recycled Watering Jug

Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers ~~ Don't plant them with watermelons! It ruins the taste of the melons.  Lots of other gardening tips on this blog. >> Craziness! I had no idea! Must check these tips out.

Growing Cucumbers

Some tips for growing cucumbers. Remember cucumbers are heavy feeders so be sure to feed them often. I use a weak solution of miracle grow or the generic/store brand weekly. Cucumbers need lots of rich soil, lots of manure and heat and water.

Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier

Kids' Gardening

Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases.

Whether you are a beginner at growing vegetables or a Master Gardener, these tips for growing tomatoes will help you increase your yield and produce...

Learning how to grow bigger, better tomatoes. Whether you are a beginner at growing vegetables or a Master Gardener, these tips for growing tomatoes will help you increase your yield and produce better tasting tomatoes. Seed packets and plant.

Use toilet paper rolls to start your plants. When ready to plant, stick the whole roll in the ground. Roll will decompose - have to remember this for my garden next year!!

Use toilet paper rolls to start your plants. When ready to plant, stick the whole roll in the ground. Roll will decompose.the toilet paper rolls got moldy before the plants grew. I will stick with growing my seeds in plastic containers .

3 gallons for around $4.00  Worked better than Round Up killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle.

I tried this last year: it works! How to make an inexpensive non-toxic homemade weed killer to control weeds in your garden: 1 gallon of white vinegar cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle

De-suckering tomatoes - Make sure you do this with your tomato plants everyone!  You will get bigger and better tomotoes!

For healthy plants and large, high-quality tomatoes, those suckers ought to go: De-suckering tomato vines

Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds on first application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of it's protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets

Going to try this- Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar c table salt tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes gallon and worked better than Round Up


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